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    Default Hand Throttle?

    I have found a couple of articles that indicate that not all the M715s came with a hand throttle, mine did. More than one sorce said that if the truck was a radio truck it at least had the hand throttle to keep it revved up if not also a 100amp gen, not the standard 60amp. No indication mine every had a radio but I did find mine with a heater/defroster (appears stock) and an artic top. Any thoughts???

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    Huh, that explains why mine has a hand throttle too. I have the bracketry for a 100 amp alt (no alt) so it must've been a radio truck also.

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    Winch trucks had them usually as well...

    Min has a hand throttle but had no factory heater or hard top or 100 amp alternator or winch or radio...just a stock truck.

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    Up here, I use it as a fast idle in the cold...maybe that was the intent?


    By the way, not all 100 amp alternator trucks were radio trucks...
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    Does anyone have a pic of an M715 that WAS a radio truck? I have never seen one. I found mine in a field, no canvas, but all the troop seats and top bows in tact. Only thing not stock that I can tell is the seat covers. So where were the radios mounted?

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    Or it would keep the engine revved for the PTO winch speed...

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    The data plate shows mine was a non winch model.

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    Quote Originally Posted by halftrack78 View Post
    Does anyone have a pic of an M715 that WAS a radio truck? I have never seen one. I found mine in a field, no canvas, but all the troop seats and top bows in tact. Only thing not stock that I can tell is the seat covers. So where were the radios mounted?
    From the Online Manuals link:
    http://www.m715zone.com/vb/view.php?pg=radio_manual
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    I'd also keep in mind you're dealing with a truck that is now over 40 years old. It is possible that someone could have added the throttle from a donor or parts source.
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    Very true...
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    Yea, I thought of that, just trying to learn what I can about this old girl. It's not the DUWK I always dreamed of owning but I want to put her together a right as can be. Thanks for the help.

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